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    September 25, 2012
    4:30 - 5:00pm PDT  

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just san franciscos, but all bay area residents can be proud. today sets the stage for the warriors to see another year. we promise it's going to reflect creative, diversity and technologically savvy of the bay area. one mission today, a world-class venue. a beacon for the warriors. [ music ] [ music ] we're all in. i hope to sigh at the ribbon-cuting in 2017 with a smile from a journey well-done.
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we watch that every morning to get your juices flowing. [ laughter ] san francisco deserves it. how crazy is that san francisco -- there is no city in america half the size of san francisco that does not offer world-class, multi-purpose arena and san francisco has never had it, with all due respect to the cal pals. [ laughter ] we are prepared to spend over
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$100 million to renovate that pier, those piers, which are now crumbling into the bay and whose primary purpose is to serve as a parking lot. this project is going to reclaim this part of the city as a wonderful public asset for all citizens to enjoy. that is a 13-acre site. so imagine as part of this project over four acres of new public space that will be incorporated into the design. and appropriate for transit for a city like san francisco, this location is tremendously located for all public transportation, whether coming from the bay bridge, the red line there is bart. the purple line is muni. you see caltrain, as well as the location of the future transbay terminal. we don't have the transportation plan yet. peter albert and the city are conducting a major study not
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only our project, but the transit-friendly atmosphere. our preliminarily parking study shows within a 20 minute walk of the site there are 23,000 parking spaces to put that into perspective for you on a soldout warriors game in oakland the most cars that we park is 5,000. so that is the puzzle that we will solve through this process in making sure transportation works. now before choosing this site, we commissioned some significant research to learn how people would feel about the project. you can see the results of that here. here is what we learned. when we told people what the project was, how it would be funded, and where it would be located. this was what we learned. it's very interesting. you can see on the san francisco side of the bay, with that description and information in hand, 80% of the people support the idea of this project.
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i think more surprising, perhaps, is the east bay numbers. were given the same information, just about two-thirds of people were enthusiastic in their support of the project. and maybe the thing that is most important to take away, that i haven't mentioned is this is a 100% private financed. no tax increases. no money from the general fund. [ applause ] benefits will be many. jobs obviously through the construction process, but also hundreds of permanent, well-paying new jobs. san francisco will finally have a world-class multi-purpose venue for music, artists who cannot today play in san francisco, for business and cultural event to fill a void in joe's portfolio of convention and other business coming to the city. family shows and for us, most
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importantly a new home back in san francisco, where the warriors started. certainly will contribute to economic growth, new tax revenue, and create a publicly accessible waterfront attraction that does not exist today. we passed a big milestone in naming our architectural team and we choose two firms that are going to be responsible for the design of this project. san francisco's acom, bill crocket is with us today. they are the most experienced arena architectural firm in the core and have been .yn 30 projects over the decade and bill personally involved with those and with the oslo-based snow heada, the lead architect, who is a american, they are the ones who have designed the moma
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expansion and also for us a very important consideration was most of their high-profile projects are in dense, urban areas built on the water. you one you see there is the home of the opera and the ballet in oslo. the port is represented here today has also appointed a citizens' advisory committee, a cac to advise the board of supervisors on this project. not quite sure how that slide got in there. [ laughter ] although i can understand an agitated mark jackson might resemble the earlier cac meetings. [ laughter ] there we go. katie is in that. this was the actual citizens' advisory committee. this committee is having an
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expedited series of meeting and will be active through the project to advise the board of supervisors on how to make the project work the way it needs to work for san francisco. so that is it. we soon will have site plans and early design to share that i think is going to reflect what you saw in the video, that promise of a project that is worthy of the city of san francisco, and this iconic site. so with that, i would like to thank mary felicia brown, eric young, the entire business times staff and making us part of this event. we're very, very excited to be adding another piece,' beautiful piece to the city's heritage. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you, rick. that was very, very exciting
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and appreciate you sharing that with us. let's have a huge round of applause for all of our speakers. [ applause ] so many great things to be excited about in our future. i want to thank all of you and i will thank all of our sponsors again, shepherd mullen, dig engineers hathaway, smith group, jjr. and i hope that you all have a wonderful day. and next year, think of the exciting stories that we'll have to tell at structure san francisco. thanks again to our great speakers and go out and have a great day. thank you. [ applause ]
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>> welcome to culture wire. we will look at the latest and greatest public art project. recently, the airport unveiled the new state of the art terminal. let's take a look. the new terminal service and american airlines and virgin america was designed by a world- renowned architecture's firm. originally built in 1954, the building underwent massive renovation to become the first registered terminal and one of
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the must modern and sustainable terminals and the united states. the public art program continues its 30-year legacy of integrating art into the airport environment with the addition of five new commissions that are as bold and dynamic as the new building. >> this project was completed in record time, and we were able to integrate the artist's early enough in the process that they could work with the architect said that the work that is completed is the work that really helps complement and instill the space as opposed to being tucked away in a corner. >> be experience begins with the glass facades that was designed with over 120 laminated glass panels. it captures the experience of being under or over clouds when
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flying in a plane. depending on the distance or point of view, it can appear clear for more abstract and atmospheric. the subtle colors change gradually depending on the light and the time of day. >> i wanted to create an art work that looks over time as well as working on in the first glance. the first time you come here, you may not see a. but you may be able to see one side over the other. it features a couple of suspended sculptures. each was created out of a series of flat plains run parallel to each other and constructed of steel tubing. >> it is made up of these strata. as the light starts to shift, there is a real sense that there is a dynamism.
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>> it gives the illusion that this cultures might be fragments of a larger, mysterious mass. >> the environmental artwork livens it with color, light, and the movement. three large woven soldiers are suspended. these are activated by custom air flow program. >> i channeled air flow into each of these forms that makes it move ever so slightly. and it is beating like a heart. if-0 when as of the forces of nature moving around us every second. >> shadow patterns reflect the shapes of the hanging sculptures.
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the new terminal also features a children's play areas. both of the market the exploratory n.y. -- exploratorium. the offer travelers of all ages a playful oasis. using high quality plywood, they created henches shaped like a bird wings that double as musical instruments. serving as a backdrop is a mural featuring images of local birds and san francisco's famous skyline. >> in the line between that is so natural, you can see birds and be in complete wilderness. i really like that about this. you could maybe get a little
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snapshot of what they are expecting. >> it is an interactive, keck sculpture that is interacted with by the visitor. >> they are a lot about and they fall down the belt. it moves the belt up, and if you turn that faster, the butterflies fall in the move of words. >> the art reflect the commission's commitment to acquiring the best work from the bay area and beyond. in addition to the five new commissions, 20 artworks that were already in the airport collection were reinstalled. some of which were historically cited in the terminal. it includes major sculptures by the international artists. as a collection, these art works tell the story of the vibrant
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arts scene in the early 1960's through the mid-1980s's. the illustrate san francisco's cultural center and a place of innovation that is recognized and the love throughout the world. one of the highlights is a series of three left tapestries. they are on view after being in storage for 20 years. these tapestries representing various gardens. from his years of living in san francisco. hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, and whilst dahlias in rich, deep shades as they make their way to the baggage area. they can access behind-the- scenes information and interviews with the artist through an audio to work. it features archival audio as
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well as interviews with living artists. he can be accessed on site by dialing the telephone numbers located near the artwork or by visiting the commission's web site. the public art speaks volumes of san francisco as a world-class city with world-class art and culture. for more information, visit >> a great man, is that what you called me? she has to be reminded.
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-- would you tell that to anita? i congratulate you and thank you for coming to san francisco. hopefully you also become a disaster --- we would be glad te to open up our minds and communities to receive ideas from across the country, if not the world as to how we can improve it. it never is about what just san francisco is doing. a lot of our ideas are homegrown. the ideas are transplanted and that is the greatness of our city. we're an international city.
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we want to show what ideas are coming out of the far east, china, malaysia, the philippines, singapore as well as all over from europe. perhaps from africa and south america. we can learn from that just as we have done with concepts like sunday streets where people take back the streets and start having fun in our urban communities and bringing out the children to enjoy the environment. this is our future generations so we have to have the best ideas. how to keep our environment and our strong. i want to tell you that there are a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for keeping our city grain trade we have at least three different projects that we have been focused on for a number of years. i have had the privilege with working with mohammed and our
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city engineers to accomplish this. most importantly with our community leaders and volunteers throughout every part of our neighborhoods. i hope that you do you is your time and take advantage of our wonderful weather to go out and do as many doors as possible of all the -- tours as possible of all the community gardens. we have a committee challenge program, one that i am proud to have headed up when we were at public works but also the city administrator. this program today funds almost $900,000 this year in programs that are all committee pushed. it is attacks checkoff for corporations and individuals. the fund this through the tax system to provide almost $1 million every year and is put
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into a community-driven process where community leaders will apply on behalf of themselves or their own streets or gardens and they can get grants of up to $100,000 or as small as $5,000. they could be groups that have never done anything except to start talking to each other about how to increase their neighborhoods's interest in reading and the environment. we have associated ourselves with the parks alliance and the clean city coalition to provide administrative support to any group that forms. as well as those groups that have school -- school themselves and gotten well organized and know what they're doing in their communities and want to increase their gardens. there will be gardens and a small ones, a few hundred square feet to those that are thousands of square feet large. i am taking over -- and taking
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over alleyways and the median strips, taking over long- abandoned areas and blighted areas. community groups and volunteers will form those alliances most of the time in concert with either dpw or our public utilities commission or our parks, recreation and parks department and we're open to those kinds of collaborations'. the committee challenge grant is an excellent model. without anybody's knowledge, i still call the director and say what is going on. dpw tried to keep out of their business. now our city [inaudible] i am reaching in to find out,
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what are those great things the neighbor rwanda to do and i would like to go out there and visit them. i signed off last year in 2011 the urban agriculture " ordinance. the ordinance for us was another reflection of city policy with the board of supervisors that we wanted to increase the opportunities for folks to grow crops. to grow agriculture, to be able to sell it if they so wish to to so we could have folks that already have that experience, but not necessarily at the corporate level. our urban agriculture is important to us. we have identified a number of abandoned lots all over the city and we would love to again excite volunteers and people who are interested in urban agriculture and the ability to distribute fresh produce to people who are in need. allow that to happen, working
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with our school district to see what can happen on their lots so the urban agriculture ordinance is something that you might want to take a look at. and finally, with our recreation and park department, the community gardens program, another broad program we have. taking lots, whether they are a few hundred square feet or thousands of square feet and activating them and hosting volunteers to be able to build community gardens. we now have 35 and growing established community gardens in the city. and again, all run by volunteers. some of them that our individual lots and individuals will grow in them and there are lots that are shared responsibilities and shared neighborhood responsibilities to grow crops and to grow agriculture there for not only eating purposes or flowers or any of the things that
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individuals wish to have. and they are happening in our golden gate park as well as in our neighborhood parks. we're excited that you hopefully, you can see those as well. those are three small examples of hopefully things that you can visit while you are here. i understand you are going through my home time, seattle next year -- my home town. seattle next. i was born and raised there. and of course, if that is not enough for you to do while you are here, you should talk to mohammed about getting tickets to the giants, the 49ers, or outside because that is -- outside plans because that is happening this weekend. that is the fun we have in our great city. we are a large city. i get to talk and write about the things we're doing, and i
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want you to know that the internment -- and permit, our commitment to greening are parts of what we're here to do because of the advocacy that you do across the country, keep of that work, keep reminding mayors like me and everybody else we have an obligation to take the greening ideas and put them into the urban setting. give our kids the chance to get dirty with their hands, but watch things grow as they grow. this is the only way i know how to run the city. i have worked in this alleyways for many years. worked in the dirtiest smelling streets of our city. i come out loving our people even greater. whenever graffiti we have is our challenge. whenever illegal dumping that goes on.
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it is the ability to excite and organize our communities around these issues that bring out the best of all of us. the investment in our neighborhoods is one of my number one priorities as the mayor of the city. and to have example after example of how we can unite more of our neighborhoods to make that investment, too. not just with money but with their skill sets. with their spirit. -- spirit of volunteerism. every other thing we can do to build strong communities. i know the guard association has as its core our own collaboration and education of folks to build that spirit out. and that spirit, the collaboration, that volunteerism will push us in government to do the right policies and open up more government were to the ideas that our neighborhoods
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have about building strong cities. thank you for being here. i want to thank all the sponsors from the hilton who is hosting as here to all the organizations, to our partners in ecology, the think tanks that help keep us going and give us better ideas around the country as how we can do it. today, we are 70% recycling, -- 78% recycling, the highest in the nation. i hope we will get 2 1/2% with your help. thank you very much. [applause] stupak
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